DAME Award: The shortlist of 63 nautical innovations

Watt&Sea's wind turbine for racing yachts has been selected for the DAME Award

As METS, the international show for nautical equipment manufacturers, approached, the jury of the DAME Design Award presented its shortlist of the 63 innovations selected for the last phase of the competition. From pulleys to tender garage access gateways to connected electronic applications, there is something for everyone...

Selection of finalists

President of the jury of the DAME Awards for the second year, interior designer Birgit Schnaase, announced the list of products selected for the final phase of the 28th edition of the prestigious global nautical industry innovation competition. 63 professionals had their equipment selected from among the 127 candidates. All these innovations will be presented in a space dedicated to the DAME Award, within the I-nnovation LAB of METS 2018. The winners will be announced at the opening breakfast on November 13, 2018.

Nautical equipment of all sizes and from all countries

The DAME Award shortlist includes equipment for the nautical industry of varying scale and price. The panel ranges from the 3D printed pulley to the diesel outboard engine, the inflatable VHF antenna or the carbon air conditioning. The applications are divided into 7 categories:

  • Marine electronics and related software: Spinlock for its
  • Interior equipment, furniture, material and electrical equipment used in the cabins: Vimar for its
  • Equipment for marinas and shipyards, Tools and materials for boat building
  • Deck equipment, Sails, Rigging: Harken for its
  • Clothing and accessories for the crew: Rooster for its
  • Rescue and safety equipment: Shakespeare Electronics for its inflatable VHF antenna
  • Machine, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and equipment: Triskel Marine Ltd for

French water sports in the running

Among the applications from 19 countries, two French products were selected. These are the Watt&Sea racing sailboat wind turbine and the Ino-Padeyes, aluminium machined fasteners developed by Ino-Rope with VMG Yacht Design.